The Ministry of Mining and Energy has published a public call for the selection of a strategic partner for the realization of the project of construction without management and maintenance of self-balanced solar power plants of large capacity with battery systems for electricity storage in Serbia.
The goal of implementing the strategic partnership procedure in accordance with the provisions of the Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources is the selection of a financially capable bidder with realized significant reference projects in its portfolio that corresponds to the subject of this procedure for the selection of a strategic partner, which can ensure the application of advanced technologies in the construction of solar power plants with a total installed power of 1 GW in a way that will enable the integration of electricity from variable renewable sources into the existing power system of the Republic of Serbia – the invitation reads.
The subject of the invitation is the selection of a strategic partner for the implementation of the project of construction without management and maintenance of self-balanced solar power plants of large capacity with a total installed power of 1,000 MWAC, i.e. 1,200 MWDC with battery systems for storing electricity with a total installed power of at least 200 MW and a storage capacity of 400 MWh. which will be owned and managed by Elektroprivreda Srbije Joint Stock Company.
The project will be developed, built and handed over to EPS on a turnkey basis. This means that the strategic partner, in addition to building solar power plants and battery systems for electricity storage, will be obliged to perform all other necessary activities, as well as to build all other infrastructure necessary for normal functioning.
The project consists of two components: solar power plants and battery systems for electricity storage.
Solar power plants, with a total installed capacity of 1,000 MWac (or 1,200 MWdc). In order to ensure the greatest uniformity of electricity production, the total installed power must be distributed among five or more independent solar power plants.
The locations where the solar power plants will be located as well as the number and installed power of each individual solar power plant will be proposed by the strategic partner. Locations and project tasks for the development of technical solutions for solar power plants are adopted by the Working Group for monitoring the implementation of the project, based on the agreed proposal of the strategic partner, the Ministry of Mining and Energy and EPS.